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states, namely ohio, florida, iowa, and virginia. addressing supporters in wisconsin, president obama said his initial campaign vow of change is still under way. >> when i say, wisconsin, that i know what real change looks like, you have cause to believe me because you have seen the fight for it and you have seen me deliver it. you see the scars on me to prove it. you have seen the gray hair on my head to show you what it means to fight for change. and you have been there with me. after all we have been through together, we cannot give up now. we have got more change to do. >> president obama finished a packed day of campaigning in iowa, the state that effectively launched his white house run with the democratic primary win in 2008. speaking in ohio, mitt romney told supporters that obama has failed to live up to his promise of change. >> i know the president wants you to think about all sorts of diversionary issues that decide what is key in this election, but i think the election comes down to this question -- do you want four more years like the last four years? >> no! >> or do you
. among them, florida, a state of keen interest to you. >> some of the stuff that they were talking about. that is clearly a swing state that romney had to win. the numbers, an increasing share, it shows romney with a slight lead. this is is shown that obama is winning florida. they have not declared that. those coming out of the polls, 52% to 48%, they are for obama. and romney, he would then have to have whatever is left, including ohio. obama is going to squeak out a victory in florida. that would really possibly have meeting. i think in terms of the issue of what chris and bob have been talking about, i think the occupy movement, to some extent -- to some extent, it really did backbone to the democratic party to make the fight for taxing the rich against the 1%. it gave the obama campaign the realization that, yes, they could possibly hobble together a winning combination by a populist campaign. my fear now is the fiscal cliff, where there is going to be immense pressures on obama and on the democratic party to make all kinds of concessions in an effort to build together a budget, a f
with the sweep of the key battleground states including ohio, florida, and pennsylvania. alabama 1303 electoral votes to mitt romney's 235. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters in his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well because the democrats also retained control of the senate with several major@ victories elizabn defeating incumbent massachuses senator scott brown. >> this victory belongs to you. you did this. you did this. you did this. for every family that has been squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and put people back to work. [applause] >> and we look at ballot initiatives across the country from legalizing marijuana to upholding same-sex marriage. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has been reelected to a second term with a resounding victory over republican challenger mitt romney. obama ended the night with at least 303 electoral votes, sweeping the critical battleground states of
battleground states in a frenzied effort to get out the vote. speaking in florida, obama said romney would revive the harshest policies of previous republican administrations. >> this is not just a choice between two parties and candidates, it is a choice between keaton evoke different visions of america. on the one hand, you can choose to return to the top down policies that crashed our economy. or you can join me and build a future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class. [applause] >> after a tightened race over the past month, president obama appears to have regained the momentum. speaking in ohio, mitt romney called president obama a failed president. >> i would ask them to put aside all the speeches and ads and all the attacks, and look at the records. you see, talk is cheap. but a record is a real and is a turn with a real effort. change is not measured in words and speeches. change is measured in achievements. >> as mitt romney and president obama push for a strong turnout, the election will likely end up setting a record for early voting. 1.6 million people have already
final results are in from florida. with counting still underway, obama is leading romney in florida by board than 49,000 votes. -- by more than 49,000 votes. california has officially cancelled a planned college tuition hike following the passage of a tax increase in the statewide ballot. california voters approved proposition 30, which imposes a $6 billion temporary tax hike in order to avoid massive cuts to spending on education. california's sales tax will rise by a quarter cent for four years while individuals making over $250,000 a year will pay higher rates over seven years. the measure passed with an overwhelming turnout from young voters, an outgrowth of the widespread protests against tuition hikes on california campuses last year. the average tuition cost for full-time students will remain at the same rate as last year. advocates for marijuana reform are preparing for a showdown with the federal government following historic victories in colorado and washington. voters in both states approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the first time ever that has
to can see defeat to patrick murphy, even though the state of florida says that he lost. election officials in one county are reportedly recounting some early votes. on friday, a florida judge denied a request to impound ballots and voting machines. the supreme court has announced it will hear challenges to a key provision on the landmark voting rights act of 1965. the case centers on a section of the law that requires many state and local governments with a history of discrimination to get federal approval before altering voting procedures. the money transfer company moneygram has agreed to establish a $100 million compensation fund as part of a settlement for a fraud allegations. the company is accused of processing transfers to agents who defrauded customers by posing as family members or offering cash prizes. the justice department said thousands of customers complained but the company failed to fire the agents. moneygram also admitted it failed to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program in violation of federal law. the openly queer and hiv- positive activist and a
about israel during the third presidential debate last month in florida. moderator bob schieffer asked the candidates would be "willing to declare an attack on israel is an attack on the united states." this is part of president obama's response. >> first of all, israel is a true friend, our greatest ally in the region. if israel is attacked, america will stand with them. i have made that clear throughout my presidency. we have already made that declaration. >> i will stand with israel if they are attacked. this is the reason why -- working with his role of critic the strongest military cooperation between our two countries in history. in fact, this week we will carry out the largest of the to exercise -- august military exercise with israel. that is this week. >> yousef munayyer, can you respond to what president obama said? >> he is describing his policy. he stood 1/2% by the israelis. i think the problem is, it shows a complete lack of strategy of how to move this forward, strategic thinking that echoed, by the way, in the israeli government. they're referring to what they're doing
officially come to a close after a final vote count confirmed president obama won the state of florida. there romney's campaign conceded florida on thursday with obama ahead by over 58,000 votes. obama's final electoral college tally was 332 votes to romney's 206. video has been released a president obama breaking into tears as he thanks workers and volunteers at his chicago campaign headquarters. obama made the visit the day after he won reelection. >> even before last night's results, i felt the the work i had done in running for office had come full circle because you guys -- [indiscernible] i am really proud of that. i am proud of all of you. and what you have -- [applause] >> president obama is expected to deliver his first address since his victory speech later today with a statement on the economy. topping up in his post-election domestic agenda is the so-called fiscal cliff of $700 billion in expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions set to take effect at the end of the year. under the terms of last year's debt deal, obama and senate democrats must agree on a deficit
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